BU students impress cancer experts

Two people stand on stage.
Reid Opperman is presented with an award at the the CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) Research Day.

Student researchers at Brandon University are showing they’ve got the stuff when it comes to the fight against cancer.

Two BU students presented posters at the provincial competition during the CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) Research Day, held recently in Winnipeg. Beatrice Gatien (a third-year science undergraduate) and Reid Opperman (in his second year of a science Master’s) each presented posters.

In a competition with Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical/medicine students, both did very well and received very positive feedback. Opperman also won a award — bringing home thirs place in basic sciences. Prof. Tak Mak from Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto was the plenary speaker at the Research Day, and presented Opperman with the prize. 

Opperman and Gatien are both students in Dr. Mousumi Majumder’s cancer research lab at Brandon University. Dr. Majumder is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Genotoxicology and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at BU.


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